(Source) Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine has been reassigned to a position with the franchise’s NBA Development League team in Santa Cruz because of what head coach Mark Jackson called a “difference in philosophies.” “I made the decision,” Jackson said after Tuesday’s practice. “I’m fortunate enough to have an ownership group and a management group that allows me to pick my staff. We’re just going in a different direction. That’s that. “I made a decision and wish him nothing but the very best. This is my decision and we move forward. One thing I will say is that we’re a tied-together team, excited about finishing up the season the right way.”
After Saturday’s loss to San Antonio, Jackson met with his assistants for more than 30 minutes before finally making his way to the postgame news conference. At that time, he said the group was just “talking basketball.” By Tuesday, he said, he could not wait any longer to demote Scalabrine, but he didn’t elaborate on why he felt the urgency. League sources say Jackson is very insecure about his assistants getting credit. He doesn’t allow them to speak on the record to print media, and Scalabrine did not respond to requests from The Chronicle for a comment.
“For them to make a move like this – this late in the year and with what they’re trying to accomplish – it’s a very bad look,” a league source said. In a report based on league sources, Yahoo Sports wrote that the Warriors have “an increasingly dysfunctional atmosphere” and that Jackson has had difficulty managing his staff. The Warriors picked up the 2014-15 option on Jackson’s contract after last season’s playoff run, but did not discuss a long-term extension he thought would be automatic.
How fucking insecure is Mark Jackson? Jesus christ man, be more of a petty little bitch. Yeah White Mamba is going to get all the credit when you guys win. Yeah people will love him and celebrate him and want to sniff his hair and just hang out with him all the time forever and always but that’s the point with Scal. You knew what you were getting into when you snagged him. You knew he was the most intoxicating and provocative person in the NBA. That’s what you signed up for. So go fuck yourself for backing out when Scal took the shine. Do people demote the Sun for being too bright? Don’t answer that because it makes no sense, but you get exactly what I’m saying.